Kids

Kids

For Grades K-3

MY READS - Great reading options for our youngest readers

MY HOMEWORK - Educational resources for kids in grades K-3

MY LIFE - Additional resources picked just for you!

Hanging out at the Library

Looking for something to do with your kids? Come and hang out at the library! We've got lots of kid-friendly programs going on everyday that will break the boredom and fire up creativity. Story time, crafts, exercise classes, art classes, science fun and more.

Resources

PTPL/WAGGIN Resources

WAGGIN Catalog for Kids

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WAGGIN Catalog for Kids.

Explore the WAGGIN catalog for books, movies, music, and more. The WAGGIN Catalog for Kids is aneasy to use, kid-friendly catalog, with popular topics right on the main page. Simply choose the subject or type of material you want, and off you go!

OverDrive for Kids

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Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for free—anytime, anywhere—with your Peters Township (WAGGIN) library card. The OverDrive for Kids eReading Room is a section of OverDrive specifically devoted to what kids like to read.

NoveList Plus

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. You can find titles, articles, and read-alike lists for both fiction and nonfiction, and for all age and reading levels. You’ll never be without a good read again! To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

Science FLIX

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Science Flix

Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFlix transforms the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. Featuring hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

POWER Library Resources

Book FLIX

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Pairing books and videos to enhance the learning experience! Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more, with some films/books also available in Spanish. Pairings also include interactive games and other activities.ll ages.

True FLIX

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True FLIX

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and more.

Additional Resources

AR Book Finder

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AR Book Finder

Search for your next Accelerated Reader book! Available in both English and Spanish, the Accelerated Reader Bookfinder lets you search by ATOS book level, Lexile measure, interest level, title, author, fiction/nonfiction, subject, award-winners, and more.

International Children's Digital Library

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International Children's Digital Library

The International Children's Digital Library is a free online library of digitized children's books in 59 languages, designed specifically for use by children ages 3 to 13. Children can search for books by country, language, length, intended age group, content type, emotional quality, and more.

Caldecott Medal Award Books

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Caldecott Medal Award Books

The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Coretta Scott King Award Books

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Coretta Scott King Award Books

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award is presented by the American Library Association’s Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

(Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award Books

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Geisel Award Books

The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. The award is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

Newbery Medal Award Books

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Newbery Medal Award Books

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

My Homework

Educational resources for kids in grades K-3.

PTPL/WAGGIN Resources

A to Z: The World

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A to Z: The World

A to Z –The Worldis a comprehensive database covering world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more. It covers 175 countries and covers topics such as business, culture, society, language, education, history, points of interest, national symbols, and more.

Muzzy

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Muzzy

MUZZY is the world’s #1 language course for children, featuring animated characters, rich immersion methodology, and engaging stories, games, and exercises—designed for today’s tech-savvy children and early language learners. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

Science FLIX

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Science FLIX

Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking, ScienceFlix transforms the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering. Featuring hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.

World Book Online

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World Book Encyclopedia Online features the same expert information found in the print version, with a consolidated layout that makes it easier than ever to find research tools, videos, audios and more. To access, enter your Peters Township library card number.

POWER Library Resources

POWER Kids

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POWER Kids

POWER Library gives kids the POWER with a web page dedicated to serving their information and learning needs. Need help with research? Facts about Pennsylvania? Need images, articles, maps, science fair ideas? POWER Kids can help!

Book FLIX

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Book FLIX    -    View Tutorial

Pairing books and videos to enhance the learning experience! Watch videos and read books about animals, celebrations, nature, music, earth, family, community, and more, with some films/books also available in Spanish. Pairings also include interactive games and other activities.

CyberSmart

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CyberSmart

Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and smart citizen with these eBooks that teach you how to avoid predators, play games safely online, protect your privacy, and use social networks. CyberSmarts is geared towards kids aged 3-6 and contains a series of 5 eBooks.

Kids InfoBits

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Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits provides elementary-aged students with age-appropriate, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, geography, social studies, technology,and more. Content is continuously updated to include important current and past events.

True FLIX

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True FLIX

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and more.

Additional Resources

Ben’s Guide to the US Government

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Ben’s Guide to the US Government

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government. Learn about the branches of government, how laws are made, the election process, and more

Brain Pop Jr

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Brain Pop Jr

BrainPOPJr. is an educational video, game, and activity site for students in kindergarten through third grade, encouraging young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas. Subjects include math, reading and writing, science, social studies, and art.

Cool Math 4 Kids

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Cool Math 4 Kids

Coolmath4Kids is specifically designed for users 12 and under. Play fun games to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions! Coolmath4Kids is an amusement park of games, lessons and more, designed to teach math and make it FUN

Fact Monster

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Fact Monster

Fact Monster is a free reference site for students, teachers, and parents. On Factmonster you can find facts on thousands of subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, math, business, education, health, and more.

Geonet

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Geonet

GeoNet is a challenging online game for children in grades 4 and above based on the six essential elements from the National Geography Standards, featuring quizzes about different US regions and the countries of the World.

How Stuff Works

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How Stuff Works

HowStuffWorks explores thousands of topics, ranging from science to animals, and health to money. Each topic contains thorough explanations, colorful illustrations, engaging videos, and more so that you can learn how everything works!

Learning Planet

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Learning Planet

LearningPlanet.com gives parents and teachers a treasure chest of online learning resources and activities, for preschoolers up to 8th grade. Each level has a series of interactive games and other activities to explore

Merriam-Webster Word Central

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Merriam-Webster Word Central

Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central, now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun. Introducing...Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

National Geographic Kids

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National Geographic Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.

Wonderopolis

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Wonderopolis

Kids say —and ask —the darnedest things! Wonderopolis.org is a neat nonprofit website that answers all sorts of questions submitted by children with fact-filled, kid-friendly articles and fun-to-watch videos—especially in the areas of science and social studies.

World Maps

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World Maps

Learn about the world's continents, countries, capitals, & landscapes with World Maps by Sheppard Software. Explore information about a specific region, then make your way through different activities to prove your knowledge.

My Life

Additional resources picked just for you!

Kids Health

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Kids Health

KidsHealth is the #1 most-trusted source for physician-reviewed information and advice on children's health and parenting issues. Watch movies, take quizzes, and read all about how your body works and how to be healthy.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

Explore PBS resources and activities in this jun and engaging site.  A Parents page provides additional resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities. Topics range from talking to your kids about war and violence, to suggesting books for snuggling up and reading with your children.

Reading Rockets

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Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets prepared by WETA public television, presents strategies, activities, and lessons designed to help young children learn to read. They bring the best strategies to help young children become strong, confident readers.

Safe Kids Worldwide

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Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide provides parents with information to protect their children from unintentional injury. They provide safety tips and standards, as well as information on product recalls and articles on everything from bike helmets, to water safety, to household poisons.

Scholastic Kids

Scholastic Kids

Get expert advice on children's books and reading, arts and crafts, activities and school achievement. A companion Parent's Page contains additional resources, as well as a parent's newsletter with expert tips, free printables and fun activities for your child’s learning journey.

Sesame Street

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Sesame Street

The mission of the Sesame Workshop is to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder, using the power of media and Muppets to meet children’s development needs with early education, social programing, and a dose of fun.